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Full Text of SB0168  102nd General Assembly

SB0168ham002 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Kathleen Willis

Filed: 3/17/2021

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 168

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 168 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act is
5amended by adding Section 8.9 as follows:
 
6    (20 ILCS 3960/8.9 new)
7    Sec. 8.9. Re-establishing discontinued general acute care
8hospital. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the
9contrary, a party seeking to re-establish a previously
10discontinued general acute care hospital under this Act shall
11be authorized to file a certificate of exemption under the Act
12if the following conditions are met:
13        (1) the previously discontinued general acute care
14    hospital was a safety net hospital, as defined pursuant to
15    Section 5-5e.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, at the
16    time the Review Board approved the closure of the

 

 

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1    previously discontinued general acute care hospital, or
2    had a Medicaid inpatient utilization rate in excess of 40%
3    as determined by the Department of Healthcare and Family
4    Services in the last rate year prior to the time the Review
5    Board approved the closure of the previously discontinued
6    general acute care hospital;
7        (2) the previously discontinued general acute care
8    hospital surrendered its general acute hospital license to
9    the Department of Public Health between January 1, 2019
10    and December 31, 2020;
11        (3) the certificate of exemption seeks to re-establish
12    the same number of total licensed beds as were previously
13    licensed by the Department of Public Health at the
14    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
15        (4) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
16    discontinued general acute care hospital commits to spend
17    at least $20,000,000 to re-establish the previously
18    discontinued general acute care hospital, which would
19    include the cost of land acquisition, building
20    acquisition, new construction, and new equipment;
21        (5) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
22    discontinued general acute care hospital will adopt and
23    maintain for at least a period of 2 years a charity care
24    policy that is no less restrictive than was in place at the
25    previously discontinued general acute care hospital;
26        (6) the party seeking to re-establish a previously

 

 

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1    discontinued general acute care hospital will accept
2    Medicaid and Medicaid managed care patients; and
3        (7) the party seeking to re-establish a previously
4    discontinued general acute care hospital will agree to
5    maintain ownership of the re-established general acute
6    care hospital for no less than 5 years after the
7    re-established general acute care hospital has been issued
8    a new general acute care hospital license from the
9    Department of Public Health.
 
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.".